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France accuses Turkey of hateful propaganda

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PARIS – France has accused Turkey of “hateful and slanderous propaganda” against Paris in recent days.

In a statement released on Sunday, the French Foreign Ministry said this hateful propaganda comes following “absence of any official token of condemnation or solidarity from the Turkish authorities after the terrorist attack in Conflans Sainte-Honorine”.

A middle school history teacher in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, a northwestern suburb in Paris, was knifed to death near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, French officials said on Friday.

France said Turkey is “expressing a will to stir hatred against us and in our midst, as well as direct insults against the President of the French Republic, expressed from the highest level of the Turkish State.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Saturday that French President Emmanuel Macron needed “some sort of mental treatment” over his attitude towards Muslims in France.

“This conduct is unacceptable, especially from an allied nation,” the French Foreign Ministry said.

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